Back in boxing, Tyson ready to promote with pride

VERONA, N.Y. - When Mike Tyson returns to boxing on Friday night, he'll be on the outside of the ring looking in.

More than two decades after a social worker introduced him to trainer Cus D'Amato, Tyson will return to his roots in this sport, but this time as a promoter. The former heavyweight champion has a new enterprise, Iron Mike Productions, and will present his first fight card at Turning Stone Resort.

The main event features an IBF super bantamweight title fight between champion Argenis Mendez and challenger Arash Usmanee.

Tyson says he's ecstatic to be back in the sport. He says his fighters won't be subjected to what he went through in his heyday and hopes to provide a structured environment for success inside and outside the ring.

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